Thursday, June 13, 2013

'J' FOR : JOYS OF MY LIFE

As I get up in the morning, I  find joy in the knowledge, that I had slept well.  Somehow sleep is very important, and if we have had a good sleep the previous night, we wake up with a feeling of joy.
It is a joy to boil milk, and brew fresh coffee in the coffee filter of the south and wait for the decoction to slowly drip, and while I am waiting I find Joy in inhaling the aroma of  coffee wafting through the house.
As I walk around my garden, the  freshness of the grass  under my feet, and the scent of the Jasmine, drawing me towards it, brings joy to all my senses.
When I see a  rare violet color hibiscus bloom, and dancing shyly in the cool morning breeze my heart leaps with joy.
As I have my first cup of coffee, sitting under the morning sun, (soaking in all the goodness  of Vitamin D through the mild morning rays of the sun), that coffee does taste heavenly.


The sight of our bundle of joy, our sweet Lab, Bumbilli, rushing towards me and licking my face, to show her happiness is the biggest source of joy to me, playing  with her, cuddling her, is like a booster shot of joy for both of us.

Next daily exercise: I choose  from the various exercises I know, everyday it is different and exercising everyday, brings joy to my mind, body and soul.
I simply love jumping on a trampoline, higher and higher: It is indeed  pure Joy
I don't realize how much time has gone by, while I get into the exercise mode. After completing my exercises, the joy that comes from a job well done cannot be explained.

I start to cook something and it turns out well, and the expression of appreciation on the faces of the people who have tasted it is joy in itself.

Although, I have help who does a very good job of keeping my house clean, yet, I find tremendous joy in cleaning it myself, and I feel quite happy when she calls up to say she cannot come for the day.


I find joy when I see lots of comments on my blogs, and I find myself brimming with joy when I make some very good friends through blogging. There is joy in the knowledge that  I am meeting some of my blogger friends. I am filled with joy when I think of how some of my very close blogger friends kept their promise and came and visited me. It was a joy spending time with them.
I find joy  in reading a good blog, and I find joy  in commenting on that blog.

Sometimes, when I am overwhelmed with sadness, I find joy in letting the tears flow freely through my eyes.
I find joy in looking through old photographs. I find joy in writing about my parents, and my children




I find joy in watching the sunset  everyday from my house, and I find joy in capturing them in my camera.

I find joy in laughing by myself thinking of something very funny. I find joy  in giggling uncontrollably



I find joy in just people watching.

"Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are" ~ Marianne Williamson
The joy of knowing these fisher women
I find joy in my travels, for I get to meet new people, see new places, and experience new things.


 I love the sea
I  find joy in travelling on these mountain roads
Joy of walking in snow



I find joy in taking photos and also being in photos


Thinking of how I have overcome certain tough times in my life also brings joy to me.
To spend some time all by myself also brings joy to me. To indulge in day dreaming can bring immense sense of joy to me, for dreaming allows   me to go beyond time and space and there is truth in the quote: 
"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil."~ James Allen.

Joy is the feeling of not missing anything in life, and joy is to slow down a little bit to smell the roses too.
Enjoy  the joy  that  life offers us in every moment, and  be forever wrapped up in Joy. 

What brings joy in your life?

23 comments:

  1. A very joyful post, Rama. Enjoyed your each line of description of joy. May you be blessed with more and more joys in the years to come. :)

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    1. Thank you Latha. Life has so much worth enjoying, it would be a crime not to do so.

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  2. its sheer pleasure and joy to see how you enjoy every moment and i too find it sooo fulfilling when i start my day with yoga and keep enjoying on whatever things i do ... one thing i too find it interesting is people watching ...

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    1. Thanks Srividya. We seem to have a lot in common.

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  3. Joy is everywhere if only we choose to see and feel it :) Simple often seemingly mundane things bring untold joy and make us feel good about life...Like you said, aroma from the kitchen, a stranger smiling back, a tiny shoot springing out of the earth in the garden, even a series of green signals can bring a lot of joy...
    May joy smile on all and bless us to spread it to truly feel it for a long time :)

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    1. Yes, yes all these things and many more. The joy is in exploring, thanks Reshma.

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  4. Perhaps you are endowed with this gift of finding joy. Well isn't that the sane thing to do?

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    1. I think we are all capable of finding joy in little things, and yes that is the most sane way to live life. Thanks Anil.

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  5. Lovely you,Rema and lovely your photographs.Sure we too have little-little joys handing hand with little-little worries.

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  6. When small things can make you happy, life cannot be better ! Stay that way always.

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  7. It is so true. Thank you Radha.

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  8. Hi Rama, I really en'joy'led reading this post.It is very en'joy'able Those who find joy in small things are really blessed. .

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    1. Thanks Usha. Everybody has some little things that is sure to bring joy in their lives, if only they would allow the joy to touch them.

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    1. Welcome to my blogs apeksha23. Thank you very much for your lovely comment.

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  10. I too like to derive joy from basic things in life like you Rama:)A joyful post indeed!

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    1. Rahul, it is really good to know that you too find joy in little things of life.

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  11. Oh God! Such a cute post brimming with Joy! And really lovely pictures...love the one with your daughter and son. God Bless you lady:)

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    1. Thank you CN for your lovely comment, and thanks for your wishes.

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  12. Its our attitude only....you have a joyful attitude, so you find everything enjoyable..

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    1. Yes Renu everything is in the way we decide to look at life. I know life is not a bed of roses, however, I tend to look at the good things that life keeps throwing at ma, rather than the bad, and believe me there are really more good aspects in life than the bad.

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  13. Finding joy in the ordinary, is such a positive and beautiful way of living. Love your attitude towards life! Way to go, Rama :)

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